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mix of community groups and agencies there have been, and they range from neighborhood groups two-part -- park advocacy advocacy groups to environmental groups we have had a lot of feedback on that project. it is not new. i remember when i started in this job in 2010, i actually -- my first visit to the sight was with us -- was with isabel wade and joe fox. there have been planning efforts i thank you are probably well aware of them and they have gone on for decades in the area. one of the aspects of this project that is unique to us that we are going to try to do differently is we are going to create with the community and equitable park development plan. that is a series of transparent commitments that we reached
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together with the surrounding park community about how we are going to build this park for the communities that are there now. there is work to come on this over the next year or two, but we have identified four initial focus areas that include workforce development, housing to park access, connected community access. if people can't get to the park, or if the parkin program and place making isn't for existing communities and preserving place , preserving history, art, and culture. a little bit more detail about the types of things that we have been thinking about and implement any discussions with our partners, we have an opportunity to use the remediation work, which will be first out of the gate as a workforce program, construction
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training for this program, that can result in retiring we will do that project under a project labour agreement, not just because of the one that was locally legislated because a source of the funding -- but we want to use that agreement to make sure that we have workforce opportunities for people -- for people in the community, and we will all have to work together to make sure that people have the opportunity to be trained and included in the remediation and construction opportunities. once the park is built, there are further opportunities for workforce of element in economic development, for the bayview with respect to concessions and
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programs and park ambassadors and stewardship, and yes, transportation, which leaves me to the next slide, this project includes a lot of thought and the entire india basin neighborhood with a lot of different agencies. m.t.a. has been a very active partner in thinking through how there's a connection between the corridor and india basin and people can circulate because there are hills. india basin is water, it is at sea level, as it were, but we have 2500 units of affordable and public housing, either existing or in the pipeline within a mile. we want to make sure that we are thinking through ways to get people to and from the park safely. in addition to more robust transportation, and everybody who other project partners in the general area, we are
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focusing on stronger pedestrian contest -- connections. i will remind you that this project also closes a link in -- it will have a class one bike lane, and we are also thinking and contemplating a shuttle, a shuttle that might run from the third street corridor to the park, and then up into the neighborhood. that is a community conversation it will be based on the need to fill gaps that may exist in access and transportation, again , with an intent to make it very easy for people to get to and from and enjoy this park 900 and is is an active brownfields. it is the site of a ship yardage there were shipbuilding activities happening there.
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and so we do have some work to do. this is not -- this is not the shipyard. i don't want to confuse the projects. there was no military shipbuilding, there was no super fun work there, this was an industrial sight, and we are working in close coordination with numerous -- and too many of the remnants of the industrial activity that took place there, even before we build a park. that is what we intend to do. lastly, this area has a wonderfully colourful, rich, important history. part of san francisco talk to history and part of the unique
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neighborhood history. we want to celebrate that. we want to celebrate the history of the bayview. we want to celebrate the history of the shipbuilding activities. we have learned that for communities, existing communities to be truly welcome and to truly feel like a space is theirs, that it needs to reflect the culture and history of the place. we are starting that. we have some interim activation. the material that you see in the bottom left is an artist that is the shipyard artist in residence this is going to be a mural that will be in the façade of the historic cottage, that was developed with community input and community design. we will work with project blackboard to resurface and repaint in a very colourful, artistic way the existing basin shoreline park until then, we
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want the community to be involved in the design process. we have worked with hunter's point with interim -- interim activation and we are determined to know deep in community and engagement with place making throughout the project this is an ambitious undertaking. this is $120 million undertaking it might seem like a lot. i guess that is what things cost now. this is an vicious project. so for this project is rough. we do not know. there are a lot of twists and turns in this project and we can't predict if there is any more in the future local parks bond and what it would be for this project. we don't know. we don't know how much additional philanthropy will
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come, but the basic model for this project would be roughly 50 % of it, philanthropy, 25% of it through city investment at approximately 25 state and federal and other forms of miscellaneous investments. that is a model, it is not a hard and fast rule, and so we need to see, his pieces become right, where they fit. that could change, that's where we sit today in terms of our thinking. it is what makes this grant and this incredibly generous gift so important. it is the first initial leadership gift, it helps us well along our way of some of our philanthropic fundraising goals for the project. and it sends a signal most importantly to the neighbors and communities in the bayview that we are serious and to be are
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going to get this done. we are very, very grateful to the john frisk or family fund for their interest in the project and commitment to and interest in the bayview in the southeast part of the city. the grant will be used for four essential purposes. most importantly, will close the remaining funding gap and remediation work. it will include funding for interim activation, and the development of this -- of the planning and coordination of this equitable park development plan. it will allow us to finish design. as you recall, you have seen the concept design for this project, but we need to move from concept to structural design, onto construction documents. we have a ways to go in the design process for this project, and then some funding left over for construction. we do not get all the money at once, and it doesn't all come to the city. it is at this point that i really want to recognize and celebrate our core park project
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partners. this is an endeavour with the community, but our work, our planning work is being aided by the trust for public land and the san francisco parks alliance , and they will be helping us through design and interim activation and community engagement with all the other partners that you saw in an earlier slide. upon approval of the grant, we will receive over $6 million. that funding will mostly go to the trust for public land and the parks alliance for the purpose of design management activities, and interim activation and community engagement, and then as we continue to meet additional milestones as the project progresses, we will receive additional funding over a period of five years. we are pretty far along. we have actually, with this gift , we are up to nearly
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$40 million in total investment in this project, which is pretty amazing. nearly a third of where we expect to have to go. and the rough schedule for this project would be between now and 2020, some good work with our community groups and community stakeholders on giving some meat to the concept of an equitable park development plan, interim activation and design, the design is urgent because we can't begin remediation work until we have at least achieved a structural design for the project. we would move into immediate -- remediation and phase i construction. phase ii construction, would be the india basin shoreline park area. maybe this will be emphasis -- ambitious. these always take longer than we expect, announcing this gift, we
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would certainly hope to have this completed during her tenure >> you have seen the design many times here. here it is again. you can see some images of our aspiration here of what exists and where we are trying to end up. and that concludes my presentation. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> commissioner, would you like to go to public comment or start with questions? >> i would like to make an observation about this. this is a huge gift. it is the largest single gift to the park system that i'm aware of, and i think -- from a single donor. and i think that when we get to
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this point, the philanthropic community has such confidence in the department and the community these things don't happen by accident, and i think the commission generally deserves credit, and i think the staff deserves credit, and i think that the park alliance deserves credit. the park alliance came about after enormous work of combining two organizations that existed in a competing fashion. that took years to accomplish. we dealt with -- we will recall that we dealt with four major issues that were contentious in the community. after we had citywide recycling, removing the centre from golden gate park, and industrial use in one of the great american parks. we put a fee for out-of-town visitors, matching every city in the country that did the same, if not more in their own
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communities. we changed the vendor at the lake after years of haggling, and we finish the development of the soccer fields out at the end of golden gate park. the other thing, and i have always tipped my hat is we change the way we do business to do commune she -- committee meetings first so we can hear projects and hear the merit in the public and then remedy them before they come to the general meeting, and that had an enormous impact in bringing more civility to the meetings. as i like to say, everyone in san francisco has an opinion about parks, and rarely do two people agree. we try and work very hard to resolve those problems early. there were other factors that contributed to it, and one was, i think, and improvement. so with enormous private
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resources, aren't going to put their names out there, their reputations and their dollars without believing the entity they are giving to can't deliver on their side of the bargain, and that has all been reflected in what's gone on. these relationships are built over many years. this does not just happen. so to that, i really do tipped my hat to the staff, and they know lisa is back there, and phil. i know how much time and effort goes into these things. i know that the commission ought to put this in context and take a lot of credit for bringing a serious tone to the business of the parks and the staff for what you have done. that would conclude my comments. >> would you like to go to public comment? >> please. >> i have two cards we believe
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everyone deserves a quality public park. this will bring that to the community. we support this gift because it's been a truly community driven division. this park, starting back in the waterfront study through the ideas competition, to the concept design, we have worked closely with community to partners. many groups have come out to countless meetings to support and create the vision for this space. this gift is going to bring that vision to life. it will not only take us through design, and help us to continue to engage the community, but it will allow us to get some early wins. cleaning up the site and creating a temporary pathway will help the community see that their efforts are being realized and get us closer to that final construction point. i want to remind everybody this is a community driven process.
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you really support community partners here and partners at recreation and park. we are excited about this. we are excited to see this project moving forward. >> there two of us speaking today. >> i am here to comment with the general manager and commissioners and the recreation and parks staff on your unwavering commitment to equity, and as the commissioner said, this didn't happen -- they had to build trust from the philanthropic community. congratulations. this grant brings the community together to having enemy -- raising ambition for a park close to home for them. they are committed to continuing
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to work with the department and other partners and most importantly, the community to help this vision become a reality. do you. >> thank you very much. >> is there anyone else who would like to make public comment on this item? richard come on up. >> while richard is coming up, i realized when he mentioned a couple of staff people that i should try and include everybody , and i see nicole and sarah and others in the audience , it takes a village, and there's a lot of appreciation for the people who make this happen. if i missed you, shame on me. >> good morning, commissioners. i said this is one of the most amazing projects going on in a long time, and i just not do very well in what the chair himself has said about all the
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in-between people, and all the back and forth and all that. i think that's a good. i like it. i have been looking into philip ginsberg and what he has been having as his peppy project, i said wow, he is really coming on hard on this project. so i was glad to see we were able to get the four and half million dollars for the project, and now we have this gift, it was amazing when i saw it on the internet, and i said wow, they're coming along pretty good but is it just one third? it means it is a lot more work that will be required and i think mr. ginsburg has -- and his staff as well as the metal to deal with this very well. i want to allow you to go off
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the agenda. it had to do with what i had tried to bring in even with the fresh our -- freshwater complications along the waterfront there. we have mission? , and we also have the dumping of millions of gallons of water that has been treated, but that is something i think still has to be dealt with. as you were able to see in the pictures that were presented, there isn't much monocle growth and stuff that animals would need for feed. the water that is north and south of the project, millions of gallons every day. i would recommend that they be brought up to normal, it does
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cause oxygen deprivation. the fish really would not survive well, they are the dark fish, the site -- the sharks, they have a retention glance to them so they can move around some of the freshwater, but the other fish, they don't do well in that type of washer. i'm hoping that we will, as a commission, we will continue to try and bring about what was required, but looking at it from the species. thank you. >> thank you. >> is there anyone else who would like to make public comment on this item? being none, this item is closed. >> that is it. >> did you want to make a comment? >> i wanted to make a motion.
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i wanted to make a comment that this is a transformative gift, and as the president has said, this is great teamwork by the trust for public lands, parks alliance, department staff, and i want to give a special recognition to our general manager who i know has put a lot of time and energy into making this gift a reality, and i'm confident that while we have a lot of money that has gone into this project thus far, that he will also fund money to complete it. on that basis, i would like to move this for approval. >> second. >> moved and seconded. all those in favor? >> thank you very much. >> thank you. we are now on item nine. let's play s.f., playgrounds initiative. this is a presentation and discussion only.
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>> good morning, commissioners, general manager, i am the director of partnerships of the recreation and parks department, i guess i will say off my notes that it is an honor to be here after that presentation because the let's play initiative is very much a piece of what the commissioner and others have spoken about, and it's a pleasure to work every day to leverage the public funding that the city invest in this park with private money to make projects go faster for the public. anyway, today, i'm here to present for presentation discussion only this is a
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presentation requested by the commission and place in the m.o.u. between the part -- department on the parks alliance is exciting to be here today because since the last update in august of 2018, we have opened our first playgrounds. and we are on the cusp of breaking ground on five more and i will note that he will look for some invitations from staff soon for some celebrations of that, which we are very much looking forward to. just as some quick background, this project comes from the 2020 -- 2012 clean and safe neighborhood parks bonds that had a 15.5 million-dollar bucket of funding to remediate the city charge at most deserving playgrounds and a requirement that the city convene a task force to deter melissa playgrounds. the end of 2014, they presented the commission with a map of 13 playgrounds prioritized for renovation, based on the presence of copper arsenic in
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the playground would and the site's location. this is that map. so it is $15.5 million. it wasn't enough to renovate all 13 playgrounds. the parks allowance -- alliance in that apartment partnered on initiative to raise private funds all playgrounds could be renovated. in january, the first left -- let's play the ground was open to the public that place is teeming with people, it is really gratifying to see. and then the next piece as i also mentioned, you will see how it is today, and those -- the
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green box of washington square we have completed. i know it is hard to read, you should have this in your pocket as well, but the next four sites will go into construction in the coming weeks which is fun to say rather then months. we are also in process planning is underway for the playground and the commission literally, minutes ago approved the related agreement for the playground which will allow the parks alliance to enter into contracts with the landscape architects who would begin the engagement process on that i will take you very quickly, i know it has been a long meeting and you have seen all of these before, but i will, for your -- i will show you quickly the concept plans for
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the playground this is merced heights. mcauley playground, allis chalmers, the mclaren park picnic area, panhandle playground, thank you. west portal, the commons, and as i have updated you before, we have had more than 3,000 interactions with community members through meetings, focus groups and surveys, and then i wanted to pause quickly on the
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budget and just notes that we are looking at the budget in a slightly different way than what you last saw. the budget is largely the same the initiative wide expensive are a little bit document is a little bit -- it is around a million dollars more than it was in august, that is mostly because of a couple of things including incorporating the cost for the parks alliance, of the increased timing of the fundraising period, and as you will remember in july, the parks alliance voted to increase the target from 11 million talked to 14 million. and then we did a more thorough accounting of the admin expenses we do expect these numbers to hold. six-point 1% in admin fees is actually quite low for a philanthropic initiative of this size. and then we are hopeful that
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some expenses are dropping, for the first five states that are going to construction now, all came in at or under the estimated budget, and the partners now consider the tier one playgrounds fully funded. we -- this is really happy news. we anticipate some previously allocated funds will be available for tier two projects, once all the tier one -- additionally private funding in the tier one projects will allow some bond funding to be used for tier two projects. and then lastly, i wanted to know there is positive news on the fundraising front as well. we're up to nine by $4 million in private funding towards the initiative. we have just launched, in november, we launched a civic committee with the parks alliance, and we held our first event on tuesday night and had an amazing turnout of people who
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got so excited about seeing these playgrounds, so we are really moving forward quickly. and then you will see a donor recognition elements at the commission approved, and that is the actual donor blocks on washington square. and that is it for my presentation. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> is there any public comment on this item? public comment is closed. commissioners? >> mr. anderson? how do we find out, the surveys are done, do we track usage by people 18 and under of these parks in some way? >> a few of my analytical -- analytically focused staff members are very excited about the question.
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>> i raised my children here, and the parks were lovely, but not as lovely. are you seeing an increase of usage. >> you teed me up on one of my favorite subjects. i wish i brought my phone his and leave because we are in fact measuring prerenovation usage at all of the sights. we have already completed panhandle playground in washington square. we are using software developed between the corporation and san diego state, which is a system for observing planning and recreation in communities. but the software click accounts, seniors, adelson children and whether they are sedentary, moderately, active or vigourously active.
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it has showed usage increase at 50% of south sunset and 500% at valley playground. we will have the data to support that when we are done when the -- with this initiative. >> if you don't count, you don't count. >> are there any other commission comments or questions >> seeing none. >> we are now on item ten. also a presentation and discussion only.
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>> good morning. my name is lamont bishop and i am from the public seat -- policy public affairs. i am here today to introduce a discussion and presentation to support the partnership between recreation and park department and livable city, and their sunday streets events throughout san francisco. the partnership actually fits well into our strategic plan to inspire play, specifically ejected to point to just run thin and promote the safety, health and well-being that the youth and seniors are seeing, it objective to bring three to work with partners and neighborhood groups to activate parks through organized events, activities, an unstructured play. a little background. it is a nonprofit that works to create a san francisco great streets and complete neighborhoods where walking, bicycling, and transit are the best choices for most trips
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where public spaces are beautiful, well-designed, and well-maintained, and warehousing is more plentiful and more affordable. sunday streets is a program of livable city that is presented in partnership with a san francisco m.t.a. and san francisco department of public health, in the city and county of san francisco. livable city produces sunday streets events that reclaim our congested streets for community help, transforming them into carvery spaces for all to enjoy. routes are generally one to 4 miles in length, provided by local nonprofits, community groups and small businesses. the recreation and parks department has committed to continue our partnership for the 2019 season for their event.
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by providing free public swim, recreation activities, cement civic centre, and acree -- access to recreation centres. they will set up soccer goals and pick up soccer games and trials at civic centre. at this point in time, i would like to -- and his existent -- his assistant to give you a little more insight into sunday streets program thank you. >> thank you. i'm the executive director of livable city. i am joined today by katie, that programs and development director for livable city who runs the sunday streets departments that we will be talking about. we will be presenting together this morning he read our mission
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, this sunday streets program, of want to put it in context i. is it important, why do we dedicate so much effort to creating this program, and the plane streets program. it brings together some very important values that we have an important parts of our mission where an organization that believes in great streets, we also believe in complete neighborhoods, is a ten minute neighborhood. all of the things that you need in daily life should be within a convenient ten minute walk. the good news is we have achieved that with parks, so every city is a ten minute neighborhood when it comes to parks. there is of course, other things like schools and shopping that we think about as well, we definitely promote sustainable transportation and active transportation, walking and cycling, not just recreation, but getting around the city in
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most neighborhoods, the vast majority of the public space is in the street is not parks, and so we want neighborhoods that are more level, more green, more healthy, more equitable, more playable, more sociable, you have to think about parks, obviously, but you also have to think about the streets, transforming them, making our streets more like our parks. so in this city, streets and parks are indifferent different bureaucratic silos. it is relatively coherent.
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you have a lot of players in the streets, different agencies, it is not that way in other cities. copenhagen -- copenhagen is another city we really admire. we really have understood these are two species and varieties of public space in the committee, but it is two different agencies to make our streets more like our parks, we have to bridge a big gap. this is one of the things we have tried to do. i'm sure you're all familiar with it. it was a program that was originally created in the seventies from the streets of bogotá into healthy, playable public spaces of the city. all over the city on sunday, we transformed miles of streets into places where people can play, or seniors can stroll, where community organizations can meet, people can socialize. i live in the mission and valencia is my local sunday
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street, and it is amazing to be on that street and have it transformed in this incredible way. we have organized every sunday street since inception. we do it with a great group of city partners. there's many others. the elections department has been a great partner. we believe in civic engagement. and we can register voters for it. we try to work with every department in the city because we believe every department has a role in engaging citizens in making great public spaces. so a little bit about the history of the sunday streets that was initiated in 2008. mayor newsom was brainstorming ideas with group -- groups of advocates and how we can move the needle on climate change. we were in the room when the idea was pitched and let's see what bogotá does. you love the idea because it hit
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a lot of points that were really important to him about recreation, health, climate change, encouraging the shift towards sustainable transportation. so the first year we did two events on the waterfront. the next year 2009 we did six events including the first grade highway event, the event in 2011 we added the golden gate park making it longer events in the city and this year we are planning ten events, including golden gate park and the highway on june 9th. i'll turn it over to katie. i was going to talk about where we are today. >> thank you so much for having asked today and being able to present on this program. just going back a little bit to some of the efforts in india basin, i think what we are seeing across the across-the-board with organizations and agencies tasked with the important and serious business of recreation and fun in the streets and relaxation and so thank you for that.
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we need to have it be a coordinated effort between everybody charge of day-to-day lives and their spaces for recreation, so that means incorporating economic development opportunities and the transformation of the street so we have a local hire program where we are working with all the communities that we serve across the city in helping create these recreational areas. it looks like seniors and youth and people who are formerly homeless or incarcerated are coming out and creating this helpful community driven thing with us. and we have seen the impact of that on the communities, it is increasing how much that open space is used, as well as appreciated at adopted and has ownership in the community. we are excited to be continuing our local higher program which
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is also part of a large or small business program. we have -- we work with local small businesses on the corridors that we serve to help them come out and take advantage of all the foot traffic because we know they are a very vital component of making sure the streets are walkable and fun to explore 365 days of the year, and with the india basin project , we need connectors, we need connectors to where the people are and where they live, where they shop and where they recreate. we see that small businesses are and to import -- an important part of keeping the backbone and that walking space to actually access open areas. so that is exciting that we will be continuing our small business programs in 2019, and then we are also excited to be working on a little sibling of sunday
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streets, which is the place streets program, the place streets program is going into its third year in san francisco, also in partnership with sfmta with a focus of transforming our streets into the space for recreation. sometimes ten minutes, even though it is really close, can feel really far away in different neighborhoods. what we are doing with place streets is bringing the park to your front door, so we are working with neighbors to take their block right in front of their front door and transform it into a recreational space that is car free on a regular basis. we are doing that by providing technical assistance and really easy to use permitting process that takes all the mystery and difficulty out of finding out how to submit that and getting our neighbors focused on inviting their neighbors out to enjoy their streets and in a safe and fun way. that is an exciting program that we will be launching at the 2019
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portal of the application portal at the end of the month, so more and more more recreation in the street is coming. and then the other exciting thing that we will be continuing with their recreation and park partnership is going to be continuing to obviously activate our beautiful golden gate park and integrate the highway during the sunday streets on june 9th , but we are also going to be activating with community partners in neighborhood based parks. one of the highlights for us every year is the fillmore turk and many park in western edition we partner with some of their local churches to come out and do an outdoor service for the day, and it is a beautiful way to bring energy and light to that park, which is beautiful and is waiting for some activity we are also excited to be working at the bayview park, the casey jones playground and the
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m.l.k. pool. we'll be having free swim lessons that day, which is really exciting, we will also be working on the mental plaza and the other, i guess maybe a third species of open space which is a plaza, and then we are also helping communities in the excelsior keep the vision and move the vision forward of a persia triangle park or plaza or open space, again, what species of recreational space that there will be is left to the community and all of the stakeholders to dream big together. so with that, i will turn it over to tom to say how that ties back into the strategic plan. >> great. the staff presentation touched on this, but i did want to speak to how this sunday streets program this program and the place streets program connect to the golden objectives in your
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plan. your objective is to develop more open space to address population growth in emerging neighborhoods. the last look at the city through one of them is health equity. we work a lot with the shape up coalition and the public health department, their big numbers is they like analysis. one of the hallmarks for us is health disparity. you look where the neighborhoods in san francisco where you see a lot of chronic disease, high rates of diabetes, heart right -- high rates of heart disease, chronic stress and so on, those are often areas that are poorer, areas that have more people of color, those are areas that are parked efficient. one of the aims of our program is to bring sunday streets into focus for our event into those neighborhoods. they're called areas of vulnerability. they're called communities of concern in the transportation planning world, with these are the neighborhoods that need a boost. this is where it will have the
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greatest impact in making our city more equitable from the health perspective. i did not overlay the sunday streets map but we are in the mission and the tenderloin, western edition, excelsior, so much, our newest route, and of course, golden gate park and great highway. so the other thing is, the second objective, which is the quality responsiveness and accessibility recreation program , you can bring programs to communities, but it doesn't guarantee necessarily by the community that is there will use those recreational opportunities , and we met with them and asked if it will be the same people going to the events all over town, and all people from the community. the good news is, through the work that we have done to try and engage community partners, a study found that the communities that we hold these parks and are the communities that go to sunday streets events. we have great representation
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demographically in the different communities we serve, we are engaging the populations that live there, the other good news is that people are making behavior changes. if you are exercising one day a year when it came to your neighborhood, he wouldn't be very healthy, but the other thing that the study found is that people who participate in sunday streets make other changes in their life, they often walk or bicycle more, they start an exercise regime and make other changes to diet and lifestyle. that goal of improving community health is one that we are able to foster. it promotes the safety of health , and well-being of san francisco's youth and seniors, the sunday streets programs are full of youth and senior programs and fencing your oriented activities. i had a 25-year-old intern who grew up in excelsior and did not know how to ride a bike. he was not a san francisco kid and he learned to ride his bike at sunday streets and he is now a cyclist.
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he was an adult, that what we can hopefully do is introduce activity for kids earlier in their lives through programs like sunday streets and place streets. lastly, working with partners in neighborhood groups to activate parks through organized events, activities and unstructured play katie talked about the park activations that we do. we work with a huge number of community groups, the ymca, local merchants groups, neighborhood groups, et cetera to activate and create activities along the way that bring people out and interest them, and then, i think the last slide is you. >> we will just end with some opportunities to deepening our partnership and more importantly , deepening our impact of getting people to get outside and recreate and get exercise and enjoy here in san francisco and that we as a city
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are supporting that. so deepening the partnership, opening parks along the route. i think we have been coordinating our processes along with recreation and park processes and all the amazing infrastructure investments that have been happening, and we want to continue to grow that so that we are really highlighting these beautiful and new spaces during the events at sunday streets when there are anywhere from eight top top 20,000 folks that are a majority of san franciscans and a majority of folks that are right within walking distance of the route. in particular, we do have major opportunities for 2020, because we will be developing a bayview route that goes into a lot of the same spaces that we are talking about in the india basin presentation, of a lot of the
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housing sites, and basically being able to connect to the waterfront all the way from india basin down to candlestick exit that is an exciting opportunity in 2020. park activations along the routes by partners working together to help wreck and park activate their spaces so it is grassroots and community driven so we can use all of the resources we have two together as a big family, a city family to make those spaces and routes vibrant with recreation. continue to have mobile recreation programming on the sunday streets routes. this is an interesting use of support that the department gives to you, the programming at sunday streets, but it is really incredible to be able to see kids in the tenderloin scale a rockclimbing wall on jones street.
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it is an amazing opportunity for so many of the communities that we work with so we want to continue that. the last piece is working hand in hand. we are more or less, with a lot of our city partners the permitting hand holders. we help a lot of communities figure out what the permitting patchwork would be to activate any particular place in the city and it might be complicated depending on where you are doing it, and so we see on a regular basis that they -- the barrier that creates and paperwork and administration that that prevents people from accessing and using their parks on a regular basis. we want to offer our assistance and an support for the resources that are needed to help make the permitting. we know this is our pitch to every city department we work with, make the permitting more accessible for community members , so we are here as
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partners to help do that, since we are getting preview into basically every city department permitting process and have had to make our own permitting process. with that, i think that concludes our portion, but we would love to answer any questions from you. >> is there any public comment on this item? i believe mark bruno left. that was the only card i had. public comment is closed. >> commissioner mcdonald? >> a couple quick questions. one, i believe your wrist -- referenced this but it did not stick for me so i apologize. to be know, roughly the percentage of local residents who participate in each of the sunday streets activities? >> yes, a beautiful thing, sunday streets is growing out of agent -- out of a public health pool and they got historical
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data from the beginning, so from on-site surveys that we see that 85% of attendees are from san francisco. fifty to 50 3% are within walking distance of the actual route, which leaves about 10% for so that are coming from the bay area, and a very small percentage that are tourists. you can see that it really is a homegrown local event. >> excellent. my second question, how do you guys think about a draft and a way to engage around disability inclusion. >> i love that question. so part of our 2019 communications campaign is all about open streets and the benefits of open streets, in one of the most powerful things about it, part of the reason why we are creating routes that are so large, in one sense, people can think of it as a barrier to entry for people that have different abilities, but what we
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are doing is that we are trying to bring the open space and the recreational -- recreation literally to your front door. we're going into communities that have a higher right of disability, seniors, and all of that, and we are trying to maintain routes that are literally at the front door so you can come down, crews out into the street, it is car free, it is more accessible than any place that you will have on a regular day, and then we also are actively working with pace to see how we can -- what we have found is we have to have community partners to make the connection that this is there space as much as going back to what tom was saying, as much as we can great -- create a space that is acceptable, is only good if you can see the people that are out there in the space. we do work and partner with a lot of senior groups, and we are
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actively working with case for this year to see if we can have a bigger campaign to connect the dots, but this is a great place for people with disabilities to come out because we have -- it is a car free space, people who are on a walker do not need to be crushed by a big crowd of people, they can still get their bubble blowing on. and definitely seniors as well with limited mobility, the isolation they face in the tenderloin community, or even bayview or western edition communities, to speak able to sit outside is a great help. >> commissioner, just a quick expression of gratitude. one of the reasons it was important to bring livable cities and tom and katie to commission is because they have been doing it a long time, and frankly, they are way ahead of the curve in thinking about how cities should operate in a healthy way, and thinking about creative uses of the public
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realm, listening to tom talked about the fact that 25% of our city's public realm is -- some of their work runs through parks , but we try to help them by bringing some of our resources to the streets with livable cities and they really do an amazing job, and we are very excited to continue to deepen our partnership with them >> thank you for being with us today. >> thank you for having us. >> as a reminder, this was discussion only, so we are on a time 11, the tennis and learning centre. >> as taylor is teeing us up, our good friends have waited an entire commission meeting, and it was a half decent one, we are glad you are here, but this continues along the lines of why data matters and how powerful it is and i will let taylor take it from here, but this is an important one, so hold your
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focus. >> good morning, commissioners, my compliments to the commission secretary because i realize there is a theme to all of these discussion items, which is partnerships. we have gone from capital to recreation to our shared civic space, and this item is to share with you a data partnership we have, data is increasingly important in telling our story and advocating for safe, clean, fund played, and we will go from the macro india basin project to the micro of a small but very important program called the tennis learning centre, t.l.c., where we give t.l.c. to kids after school, and i will turn it over to metrics which is partnering with us to capture the value and the effect of this
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program with data. thank you. >> you can use either mike, we just ask that you speak into the mic. >> all right. thank you, thank you taylor and hello, commissioners. i am the chief executive officer of metrics and a very proud partner of recreation and park. i've been told to keep it brief here. this initiative and leveraging analytics to drive impact here in san francisco hits home because i am a byproduct of -- my dad was the part-time recreation director years ago, 20 years ago, and from a family connectivity perspective, it was hamilton wildcats basketball, baseball, and pop warner warner ask kimball before the trip was actually implemented, it was pooped, to baseball, to the kfc
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on the corner with the friends and family. this type of work that we're doing here is going to be critical, i think, from an access and equity and telling the story here in san francisco, but there is a unique opportunity to scale this out as a case study across the programming and services that are being delivered, but regionally and nationally with the work we are taking on as an organization. really quickly, the framework we are leveraging, and think of this program is a case study, there are lots of programs and services that they are delivering here in san francisco we take a three-pronged approach around impact. who is being served demographically in terms of where the events are taking place? who is taking place in the activities? the second piece of the types of services that are being delivered on a consistent basis over a certain amount of time. so the frequency of these services